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Hulk Hogan calls Stone Cold Steve Austin a coward, says he would 'love to put a can of whoop ass on him'

Hulk Hogan sat down with Comcast Sports Net Bay Area recently to do some press for WrestleMania 31 and, yes, that meant more talk of the Hulkster climbing back in the ring for one more match. Naturally, that led to the former king of the wrestling world to continue making digs at the biggest star of the Attitude Era, Stone Cold Steve Austin.

When asked, what's holding him back from one last match, Hogan had all this to say:

"Common sense. I don't have much. This crazy fake wrestling has left me with two... I'm not going to say the wrestling, it was all the physical stuff, and it was all self-inflicted by me, but the two knee replacements, the two hip replacements, the nine back surgeries; it doesn't make sense to get in there. But I love it so much and there are so many unanswered questions.

"You got this guy (John) Cena and he's like the lead dog around here, and he's actually wearing my red and yellow colors now. And when you think about training and prayers and vitamins to what he says, hustle, loyalty, and respect, it's kind of like gimmick infringement, you know what I'm saying? So he could be the guy, I'd love to get in there with him. Then I think about beating up the boss again, Vince McMahon. Then if I could get that coward that's hiding in the weeds, Stone Cold Steve Austin, he'd be fun to beat up. Oh, I would love to put a can of whoop ass on him.

"But anyway, you never say never. I'm training like I'm training for the main event and if I can get past Vince McMahon and I can get past Triple H and I can pass the physical, anything would be possible."

As rumors have indicated, it all comes down to his ability to pass a physical, which is no small feat for a 61-year-old man who has been forced to replace so many of his parts. Even if he passes it, a match with any of the three names he mentioned seems unlikely, especially Steve Austin.

Austin has made clear that all the stars have to line up just right and, if anything, doing it in Dallas at WrestleMania 32 makes the most sense. That almost surely rules out working with Hogan, someone he hasn't been too keen on working with in the past anyway.

Still, Hogan's business and he'll continue trying to do it with whoever he believes will net him the biggest payday and the most exposure.

Here's his interview with Comcast: